[quote]Thomas Gabriel wrote:
I sometimes wonder if IT departments are just lazy though. I’m not that familiar with corporate IT protocols, but I’d imagine it would take the same amount of time to install IE 7 as it would to install a security update. [/quote]
Yup - It is that simple. In fact if a company is using WSUS (IIRC) you have to actually block the update or it’ll happen anyway.
Most of the time the block is put on because the upper powers that be assume that there will be too much retraining needed and it will confuse users.
Whenever I hear that old excuse I just push the upgrades out anyway and ignore the complaints from upper management.
Strangely enough the users just say "Oh look - it’s changed’ and get on with what they were doing.
I must say that half the time many companies are using bespoke software which has not been authorised for use in any other environment than a standard IE6, XP/W2K with basic service packs, and companies [IT Managers] are unwilling to lose support on their main workhorse software just to keep up to date with better web browsers.